Bank Note Articles

Here you will find banknote, test note, and advertising note articles I have written for the IBNS Journal (International Bank Note Society, Paper Money (Society of Paper Money Collectors, and The Souvenir Card Journal (Souvenir Card Collectors Society

Article published in 2019 in the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Journal - "Detecting Moire' Patterns on Bank Notes".
Received Honorable Mention for best article of the year.
6 page story about how ink jet printed notes lack the hidden moire' patterns the bank note designers include in their notes.
  • Detecting Moire' Patterns on Bank Notes CLICK HERE

    Article published in 2018 in the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Journal - "The Perfect Pair - Test Notes and Currency Conferences". Received Honorable Mention for best article of the year. It's a 9 page story about one of the main uses of Printers' Test Notes - promotional or house notes provided at currency conferences for current and potential customers.

  • The Perfect Pair - Test Notes and Currency Conferences CLICK HERE

    Article published in 2015 in the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Journal - "Printers’ Test Notes – A Primer". Received 2nd Place for best article of the year. It's a 5 page story about "All you wanted to know about printers' test notes but were afraid to ask". Example: What is the oldest firm to produce a test note? (Establish in 1264, have a look and see!) Other examples: Oldest test note, most expensive test note, and test note produced together by the most firms (SIX).

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    Article published in the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Journal - "An Introduction to ATM Test Notes - Intrinsically worthless, demo dollars offer a wealth of collecting opportunities". It's a 3 page story about ATM test notes, including the history of ATM development.

  • An Introduction to ATM Test NotesCLICK HERE

    "Promotional Paper Provenance". It's a 2 page story about a printer's sample and the search for who it belongs to and what it was used for.

  • Promotional Paper Provenance CLICK HERE

    "A Tale of Two Thomas Edison Notes". A 3 page story about 2 different test notes from 2 different printing firms with the same portrait of Thomas Edison.

  • A Tale of Two Thomas Edison NotesCLICK HERE